Artist Callout: PACT Salon: SLURP! curated by Carla Zimbler and Mikaela Stafford
Want to be a part of the first PACT Salon of 2019? We are on the look out for early career performance, movement, sound, visual and media artists to join a stellar line up of artists whose works trigger and stimulate our senses.
What is PACT Salon: SLURP! about?
SLURP! is an exploration of sensory response and nostalgia, engaging with the five senses to fully engage and immerse the body in a liminal space. It encourages self-discovery, asking the audience to peer inwards, meditate on sensations of touch, taste, sight, smell and sound as they weave between A/V chambers that inspire dialogue and emotional connectedness. SLURP! is both a study of sensory processing and an environment that provides sanctum from external noise and visual disturbance.
We are looking for:
- Performance artists who engage with food, semi-solid forms and liquid as a medium
- Dancers who explore 'sensory input/sensory processing' and improvisation in their work
- Sculptors or designers who utilise soft textiles and explore tactility in their practice
- Sound/Video artists interested in creating a site-specific sonic or visual experience

First Nations peoples, female identifying and non-binary artists are encouraged to apply.

We are open to applications for completed works or ideas that will be ready to go for the first PACT Salon of 2019 on the 16th of March. Please note this is a paid opportunity - fee to be negotiated with the curators.

Applications close 5pm Friday 8th Feb 2018.

Meet the curators
Carla Zimbler captures, dissects and warps imagery to shift boundaries and carve passageways into surreal worlds, building meditative, transformative environments which aid in ones experience of sound and spatial awareness. Carla mixes live visuals and projection maps audio-responsive animation to surfaces across Australia and Europe, most recently exhibiting at Distortion Festival (DK), SOFT CENTRE, ACMI, performing at LungA Festival (ICE), Dour Festival (BEL), Paradise Festival, Listen Out and Field Day and curating an audio-visual festival for Melbourne Music Week called A Nice Warm Bath.

Online portfolio: instagram.com/carlazimbler

Mikaela is an interdisciplinary installation and performance artist with a background in curation and art direction. Her practice distinctively experiments with large scale, kinetic, light-based installations that transform site specific locations spanning from club venues to festival main stages. Currently based in Melbourne, many of her works are exhibited interstate in experimental arts festivals such as SOFT CENTRE, Melbourne Music Week and VIVID Sydney. Mikaela’s ongoing commitment to community based projects is facilitated by exhibiting art in public place focusing on the integration of emerging technologies including 3D projection and interactive practices.

Online portfolio: instagram.com/tszuj_corp

PACT Salons are one-night mini-festivals showcasing new works by Sydney's most compelling early career performance, visual and media artists. Salons are where art, party and critical dialogue collide in a unique interactive experience. Salons encourage artists and audiences to be curious, daring and inquisitive.

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